According to the Windows Central resource sources, Microsoft plans to merge the Surface Pro X and Surface Pro 9 tablets into a single family this fall. It is also expected that the company will produce Surface Pro 9 with both Arm Processor and Intel chips. The Arm version will be based on a special Snapdragon 8cx Gen3 chip called Microsoft SQ3.
The proposal of different chips in a single computer family is not new to Microsoft, which since 2019 has produced Surface with Intel and AMD chips.
The company previously announced its first desk PC on Arm-Chip as part of a joint project with Qualcomm Project Volterra for developers, which, according to Windows Central sources, is equipped with a Snapdragon 8cx Gen3 processor with a neuroprocessor block.
Windows Central reports that Surface Pro 9 will be supplied with Intel 12th generation chips, possibly a series of Ps that will provide a marked increase in productivity compared to the previous Surface Pro 8. The company does not plan to offer Surface Pro 9 with AMD chips, although the configuration with the AMD chip will still be available on Surface Lappop 5.
Surface Pro 9 is also expected to be supported by 5G technology. The device is expected to be available in the next few weeks, along with Surface Studio and Surface Lappop of the new generation.